You are trying to stay on track but you are busy. Here are some ideas on how to prep yourself for easy healthy eating throughout the week.I write about food prepping a lot because it is a big part of how I stay on track. I have given you these tips before but wanted to update with a few recipes.
Breakfast: Smoothies are a quick and easy way to start your day. There are tons of recipes out there. If you use protein powder, just make sure you use one with few ingredients. (I will be posting about protein powders soon). When making a smoothie think protein, fiber and healthy fats. Use water, unsweetened non dairy milk, ice. Use fruit to sweeten. Fiber might be a fiber powder or a handful of greens (fruit also adds fiber). Here are some recipes http://wp.me/p29oyO-lK
You could also make a frittata and portion it out for the week. Here is one using your crockpot http://skinnyms.com/slow-cooker-spinach-and-mozzarella-frittata/
I shared an easy make ahead muffin omelet recipe in this post: http://wp.me/p29oyO-eS
Lunch: You can pre make salads for the week using mason jars. Just be sure they are packed full of veggies, fiber and protein to keep you full. Tutorial on packing salads in mason jars:
Watch the dressing. Most pre packaged dressings are full of sugar, soybean oil and garbage. Use EVOO and lemon or vinegar instead. Plain balsamic vinegar is nice too. Or make a creamy dressing like this:
Rockin’ Ranch Dressing
2 ripe avocados
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp fresh dill, chopped
1 tsp fresh parley, chopped
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
Blend all ingredients in Vitamix, high speed blender or food processer until smooth, and enjoy!
Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste.
Easiest Fat-Free Plain Greek Yogurt + Ranch Dressing/Dip Seasoning Mix
1/4th of recipe (about 1/4 cup): 42 calories, 0g fat, 256mg sodium, 3.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 6g protein.A protein-packed ranch dip with 2 ingredients.
Here are two more potential lunch recipe for you
Buffalo Chicken Salad with Bacon no Mayo
Tuna Salad no Mayo